News

  • Tribal gaming and US sports betting

    15 February 2018

    “Representing a $32bn annual industry, and between 40%-50% of the gaming industry within the country, Tribal Gaming and its potential role in the sports betting landscape proved to be a hot topic on the issue at ICE London last week.”

  • Could sports gambling become legal in Minnesota?

    13 February 2018

    “If the Supreme Court rules in New Jersey’s favor, Rep. Garofalo predicts that “we’ll see action on this during the 2018 legislative session here in Minnesota…A local conservative advocacy group, the Minnesota Family Council, is opposed to the legalization and regulation of sports gambling.”

  • How states are gambling on N.J.’s sports betting suit

    31 January 2018

    “…in Minnesota, state Rep. Pat Garofalo, who is sponsoring a sports betting bill, said in a statement it’s time to move Minnesota’s sports gambling laws ‘out of the caveman era and into the 21st century.'”

  • Dave Palermo: Minnesota Miracle

    25 January 2018

    “Minnesota compacts mirror the original intent of IGRA as envisioned by Congress. The agreements created a partnership between equally sovereign tribes and the state to strengthen tribal governments and economies and, in doing so, benefit surrounding, non-Indigenous communities.”

  • Congress looks to make unionizing tribal casinos difficult

    20 January 2018

    “Democrats expect significant defections. ‘There are plenty of Senate Democrats who will support this… There are members who are very divided. It forces Democrats to choose between two constituencies: unions and the tribes,’ said a Democratic congressional source who requested anonymity.”

  • Pro sports leagues using analytics to amp fan engagement

    17 January 2018

    “Analytics and advanced stats have crept more into the mainstream conversation of American sports in the past two decades and within the past few years, leagues have embraced the revolution instead of trying to fight against it.”

  • Minnesota lawmaker on legal sports betting: ‘I expect a bill will become law’

    16 January 2018

    “‘I can’t speak for other states, but in Minnesota we will be working with the tribal gaming industry,’ Garofalo said. ‘If the tribal community is opposed to a sports gambling bill in Minnesota, it is highly unlikely I will move forward with that legislation.'”

  • Report: 18 states may introduce sports betting bills in 2018

    9 January 2018

    “A new report predicts 18 states will introduce bills to regulate sports betting this year, with 11 having a good chance of passing legislation. Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, which tracks gambling legislation nationwide, says that’s just the minimum; the firm predicts more than 30 states could introduce sports betting bills.”